Materials: PAX wardrobes Description: I love how functional and flexible the IKEA PAX units are, but I don’t like the look of having a big wardrobe sitting in my bedroom. I do however love the look of custom built-ins, so using the PAX as the foundation pieces, I built two shallower cabinets which I attached to either side, then I trimmed the whole thing out, with gables, friezes, toe kicks and wrapped it in baseboard and crown moulding to make it match the original mill work in the house.
I had a carpenter make new doors for both the PAX and the cabinets I built. Finally I painted it all out and added the IKEA Lansa handles.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.